Problem: Cannot join between a cover# field and an indexed field


When performing a join between the cover# field and a field that is indexed, no data is transferred for records that contain ***** as the value in the cover# field.


ArcView uses the displayed values, not the stored values, of the destination table to match to the values of an indexed field in the source table.

Solution or Workaround

There are two different solutions for this problem.

  1. Remove the index for the field.

    For further information see the ArcView online Help topic "Create/Remove Index".

  2. Use ARCINFO to increase the output width of the cover# field.

    Back up your coverage before you perform any edits to this field.